Tenable Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Bit Discovery, Inc., a leader in external attack surface management (EASM).
Combining Tenable’s Cyber Exposure solutions with Bit Discovery’s EASM capabilities will provide customers with a differentiated 360-degree view of the modern attack surface – both inside out and outside in – to identify and eliminate areas of known and unknown security risk.
Discovering and gaining insight into every part of a business’s digital footprint are essential steps of any effective cybersecurity program. Discovery has never been more critical, given the reliance on critical internet-facing services, applications and APIs.
The problem for most organisations is that they are largely blind to the full and ever-changing scope of internet-facing assets and services. With its powerful EASM solution, Bit Discovery eliminates this problem by continuously monitoring the internet, allowing customers to rapidly discover and identify all externally facing assets that could become exploitable targets by cyber criminals.
After closing, Tenable will leverage Bit Discovery’s EASM solutions across its entire portfolio – from enterprise vulnerability management (VM) to Nessus, from cloud to operational technology (OT) to identity. Once integrated, customers will have the ability to assess the security posture of their entire attack surface and understand each of these in the context of an attack path which might exist from external systems to critical assets.
“Bit Discovery’s founding mission is to help enterprises identify their internet-facing attack surface area and continually monitor and manage their exposure. Joining Tenable will give us the ability to instantly reach 40,000 global customers, accelerating our vision in ways that would have otherwise been impossible,” said Jeremiah Grossman, CEO and Co-Founder, Bit Discovery. “This capability combined with the insights provided by Tenable’s solutions is a compelling chance to change the market.”